Pacific NW–USA (NaPoWriMo)

Prompt from host (click link above for more info): Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that starts from a regional phrase, particularly one to describe a weather phenomenon.

“It always rains there, right?”

Wrong, I sigh, miffed…

Okay, before global-warming

Seattle, the Pacific NW region

Did get a goodly amount of precip…

Rain and snow.  But things have

Changed, it’s milder here, and I’m

More grateful than words can say…

Because I’m old now, can’t ‘manage’

Weather issues with same hardy

Attitude I wore ‘neath raincoat, umbrella.

It’s green where I am in Western

Washington, fairly temperate…though

Summers can get hotter than I prefer…

But winter’s typically mild, compared

To parts of the country like Minnesota

Where I spent nine years.

This past February, we only had

“Winter” for couple weeks…snowed

Ceaselessly chill white, gleaming

Beautiful despite temporary

Inconvenience…businesses closed.

Spring is wealth of cherry

Blossoms…soon, dogwood too…

Flowers bursting everywhere

And with it surging hope, joy

Faith lost during pewter season.

The air is perfumed with rain’s

Freshening showers.

I’ve lived other places…but

“God’s Country”, as Pac NW’s

Often called, is home to me…I’m

Settled, heart-content in blessed

Place…the Lord’s good portion.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

“The LORD will open the heavens, His abundant storehouse, to send rain to your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but borrow from none.” Deut 28:12, Berean Study Bible

“Yet He has not left Himself without testimony to His goodness: He gives you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness.” Acts 14:17, Berean Study Bible

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9 thoughts on “Pacific NW–USA (NaPoWriMo)

  1. The way you tell it, sounds like your part of the States much resembles my part of the UK, at least weather-wise. Though so far this year has veered to an excess of cold blustery days, yet no snow, and being on the salt-swept coast, few days of frost.


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